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Friday 19 September 2014

Apple tarts on tour – the secrets of the Tour de France riders’ food

Published 10/07/2013 | 08:52

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The secrets of the Tour de France riders’ feeding bags are revealed by Paul Kimmage today in his latest exclusive video diary for Independent.ie.

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As the cyclists reach stage 10 of the marathon race, Kimmage takes us inside the eating habits of the peloton. He gets a glimpse at the stack of high-energy food and drinks the competitors grab as they whizz past on their way to the finish in St Malo.

He chats to Sophie Roullois, the soigneur of the Garmin-Sharp team for which Irish stage winner Dan Martin rides, and discovers one of the treats in the bag is a little apple tart. 

Follow Kimmage’s Tour diary every day on Independent.ie and read his weekly column in the Sunday Independent.

Dan Martin rides for the Garmin-Sharp team
Dan Martin rides for the Garmin-Sharp team

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